Plans are already well underway for the pre-season preparations as Pontypool prepare for a long-awaited return to the Indigo Premiership.
With the season scheduled to start in early September, we have lined up a couple of friendlies in August to get ready for the new campaign.
First up we welcome Ding Crusaders to Pontypool Park on the first weekend of August.
We travelled over the Severn Bridge to visit Shaftesbury Park last summer and enjoyed a 69-21 win under glorious sunshine.
This time the National League Two West side are coming to us, hopefully, in similar conditions.
We hope you will give them a warm welcome on Saturday, 5th August with kick-off set for 2.30pm.
The following week Pooler will be on their travels as they visit Premiership rivals Pontypridd.
The fixture at Sardis Road will serve as a test of what we can expect at this level and will kick-off at 2.30pm on Saturday, 12th August.
Ticket information will be announced nearer the time.
Discussions are being held about the possibility of adding further friendly fixtures to the schedule.
Should any agreements be reached, we will update you.